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Air pollution may up autism risk in children: Study

The research followed children in Shanghai from birth to three years to understand the effect of exposure to fine particles (PM2.5). The study included 124 ASD children and 1,240 healthy children in stages over a nine-year period, examining the association between air pollution and ASD. The study, published in the ... Read More »

Air pollution level in National Capital continues to remain very poor

The air quality index was recorded at 334 on Saturday. All construction activities involving excavation have been stopped. Civil construction has also been suspended in Delhi and other NCR districts. All stone crushers and hot mix plants generating dust pollution have been closed.According to officials, Air Quality of Delhi is ... Read More »

Air pollution – A link to Life and Death…

Stargazing is one of the most calming activities people often prefer to do with their friends, families and dear ones. If we go outside on a clear night, we can’t help ourselves. Our head tilts back, our eyes rise up, and we find ourselves gazing at the stars. But do ... Read More »

PM Modi: Unite in fight against plastic pollution

Since the first World Environment Day on June 5, 1974, the world has changed and challenges associated with Environmental protection have increased. On Tuesday, the nations celebrated World Environment Day, with India being the host country. Several environmental related programs were organized to mark the occasion. PM Modi participated in ... Read More »

Taj Declaration to Beat Plastic Pollution adopted in Agra

The adoption of the declaration – in presence of Minister of State for Environment Mahesh Sharma, UN Environment Programme Executive Director Erik Solheim, UNEP Goodwill Ambassador Diya Mirza – came ahead of the World Environment Day on June 5. Before the adoption of the declaration, the Culture Ministry held a ... Read More »

China launches new satellite to monitor air pollution

The Gaofen-5 satellite was launched off the back of a Long March 4C rocket from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center in northern Shanxi Province. It was the 274th flight mission by a Long March carrier rocket. The satellite, launched as part of its high-resolution Earth observation project, was developed and ... Read More »

7 million people die every year due to air pollution, warns WHO

According to the health institution, about a quarter of deaths from heart disease, stroke, and lung cancer can be attributed to air pollution. These numbers have remained unchanged in the past years, with, globally, outdoor air pollution remaining high and largely unchanged, while indoor air pollution has got worse, as ... Read More »